Friday, June 29, 2012

Stash Buster Sale, Saturday...June 30!!

As always, Knit Picky is doing a huge 4th of July Sale this Saturday only! Reminder...we'll be closed July 3-6. See you tomorrow for a Great Big Day!
Kimberly & Jo

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Kicking Back at Yarn Camp

Just kicking back on Knit Picky's red leather couch after a fun fiber arts day!

Knit Picky's 2012 Summer Classes!

We have had a lot of excitement lately about our Summer classes, and thought we would give everyone an easily accessible list of the great classes we have to offer! To register for one of the classes please call us at (336)-768-5599 or e-mail us at If you sign up by e-mail, please include your name (first and last) and a phone number where we can contact you if anything changes. Now for the classes!

Class: Amberwell Shawl
Dates: June 30, July 14 & July 21
Time: 12:30 - 2:30 pm
Instructor: Kimberly
Fee: $45

Class: Maluka Shawl
Dates: June 30, July 14 & July 21
Time: 12:30 - 2:30 pm
Instructor: Kimberly
Fee: $45

Drape Neck Top
Dates: June 30, July 14 & July 21
Time: 12:30 - 2:30 pm
Instructor: Kimberly
Fee: $45

As always we have private lessons available for $25 an hour! Just call the shop and we will schedule a time and instructor to assist you!

Did you know you can create a class? It only takes 3 people to meet our class minimum and you get a lot of bang for your buck. Chose a project, pick your schedule and grab a few friends. We'll do the rest!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Fourth of July Sale Starts Today!

That's right, our 4th of July sale starts today, June 26th. It will run until this Saturday, June 30th.

In preperation for Knit Picky being closed July 3-6th for cleaning, re-organizing and general shuffling, we're putting all of our books on sale. All books are 40% off, and once the store re-opens on Saturday, July 7th, they will all return to their regular price. We hope to see you soon, and we can't wait to help you find that perfect book!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Yarn Camp 2012!

Our first Yarn Camp of the season starts Monday, June 25 and we are looking to have a good time!

Here are the weeks this year and number of open spaces:
  • June 25-29 First Week - Come and Gone...FUN!
  • July 9-13 This week is FULL! 
  • July 16-20  New Week!  4 spaces OPEN
  • July 23-27 Back by popular demand!...spaces open
  • July 30-Aug 3 Ah ha...a couple of open spots now!
How to register?  Call the shop at 336-768-5599.  Or email us @  We need your
Camper's name
Phone #
Mailing Address

Camp Fee $225.00 includes all supplies & snacks, runs daily from 9-12:30.

Look forward to playing w yarn!!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Don't Forget!

Our Knitting on the Beach Trunk Show ends this Saturday June 23rd. In celebration of this, we continued our raffle from last week! If you purchase one of the Knitting on the Beach patterns and the yarn to make your item before 4pm on Saturday, you will be entered into our raffle for one of Laura's beautifully made Key West Wraps! You get your choice between the black or the sage green. So what are you waiting for? Drop in and check out our Knitting on the Beach displays and pick up your next project! While you're at it, don't forget to say hi to Trish!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer Kickoff Sale

Summer officially starts today, and to celebrate all cotton and cotton blend yarns are 10% off! So come by anytime between noon and 8pm and pick up a great skein of yarn!

We have great colors in our Cascade Ultra Pima and Ultra Pima Fine. Not to mention our Cascade Sierra. We hope to see you soon!

Monday, June 11, 2012

I'm on Third Base!

I've added my third color, it's Blue Raspberry by Shalimar. Still having fun! How is everyone doing? First, second or third base??

Announcing Summer Hours!

Starting Tuesday June 12, 2012 we will begin the change to our new Summer schedule. So, without further ado, here's the new hours!

Tuesday: Noon - 4pm
Wednesday: Noon - 8pm
Thursday: 10am - 4pm
Friday: Noon - 4pm
Saturday: Noon - 4pm. 

As you can see, our closing hours did not change and the only thing that did change is our opening hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. We're doing this in part to help give more opportunities to help our customers when they need it.

Normally when only one of our staff members are in the store, we wouldn't be able to give a one-on-one session to customers with knitting questions or problems. With our new hours, you can still schedule a time for a session between 10am and noon and not have to wait for two staff members to be in the store. You can of course still schedule a time for help during our normal hours of operation.

This weekend's Color Affection KAL kick-off was a huge success and we can't wait to see all the colorful and creative shawls everyone comes up with!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Knitting On The Beach Trunk Show!

This Saturday June 9th, from noon until 4pm, Laura Koontz the designer for Knitting on the Beach will be in the shop to kick off her two week trunk show! You might recognize some of Laura's elegant and simple designs, such as;

All Season's Vest

String of Pearls Cowl

and the Cotton 3 Cable Shawl

Laura will be available in store to answer your questions, offer yarn suggestions and to chat with! We at Knit Picky are honored that Laura chose us to help with her very fist Trunk Show, and we hope you're just as excited as we are. We have all of her patterns available for purchase and every pattern has at least one display, most of them cotton! Laura is also kind enough to donate two items for a raffle!

All purchases of a Knitting on the Beach pattern AND yarn during the first week of her Trunk Show will be entered into drawing held at the end of the day Saturday, June 16. The winner will receive the first item that Laura was kind enough to donate. Then, we do it all over again! Since many of Laura's patterns make for lovely quick knits, you can have the opportunity to make two items during the two week time frame! All purchases of a KotB pattern and yarn made during the second week of the Trunk Show, June 18-23, will be entered into a SECOND drawing for another garment.

Now, we could show spoilers of the items up for raffle, but where would the fun in that be? Stop by the shop starting Saturday, June 9 at 12pm and come see what beautiful items they are for yourself!

Interested in seeing more of Laura and her designs at Knitting on the Beach? Drop by her Ravelry page or head over to her website at

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Making progress on Color Affection

I'm still having fun knitting this cutie! How do you think it is coming along?

Looking forward to seeing you this Saturday at our KAL kickoff this Saturday the 9th, drop in & knit between noon & 4. Also this Saturday, be the first to view a 2 week Knitting on the Beach TrUnk ShoW!!!

Rainy Day Sale!

In anticipation for Knit Picky's first knit along, we're having a rainy day sale! For today only (6/6/2012) all sock yarn is 10% off! What better way to get ready for the Color Affection KAL kick-off this Saturday?

Stop by the shop today, pick up your pattern (if you haven't already) and get some great yarns at a great price just in time for this milestone in Knit Picky's history!

What sock yarns do we have in stock you might ask? Malabrigo Sock, Shalimar Zoe Sock and some lovely Cascade Heritage Sock and Heritage Silk! You can even use the Louet Euroflax! So stop by anytime before close at 8pm today and turn this rainy day into a bright, shinning experience.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Charlotte Sweater Class Starts Tomorrow!

You heard correctly, the first class for the Charlotte Sweater starts tomorrow, and consists of 4 sessions (June 5th, 16th and July 10th and 24th). The class lasts 2 hours, starting at 6pm and lasting until 8pm. There are just 3 spots left, so hurry up and grab your spot before someone else does by heading over to our brand new website! You can of course stop by the shop on Tuesday and reserve your spot in person and get a look at the model Marge made for the shop.

Courtesy of Dolce Handknits

Marge will be teaching us how to create this great warm-weather sweater designed by Kim Dolce from Dolce Handknits. You will also learn how to set in sleeves and how to seam properly; the basics of sweater making! This garment has just the right combination of design elements to be a perfect accessory for both spring and summer outfits. Charlotte has two repeats of Vine Lace around the bottom and then stockinette the rest of the way up, making this garment feminine but not fussy. Charlotte is a lovely topper for a spring dress or you can use it to dress up jeans and a T-shirt. Charlotte is sure to turn heads with its elegant simplicity, so what are you waiting for? We'll see you Tuesday night!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Join Our Knitalong for June!!

Our first Knitalong starts this month!  There is no cost to join the group only a few rules to follow and you may win $30!! Our first pattern is beautiful and uses three sock or lace weight colors.  Choosing just the right combination for your version is just the tip of the iceberg of fun!

Here is how our Knitalong works:

  • Use yarn purchased from Knit Picky Yarns.  Some suggestions include Shalimar Zoe Sock (that's my yarn), Cascade Ultra Pima fine  (a cotton version), Cascade Heritage sock.
  • Follow our blog for knitalong info and join our thread on Ravelry to talk and get tips & tricks; stop by the shop during one of three times for a tad of help if needed.  Wednesday nights 6-8, Thursday mornings 10-12 and Saturdays 12-4.
  • Compete the project and bring it to the shop to show us by July 7th and be entered to win a $30 gift certificate!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Free Pattern Friday: Boneyard Shawl

Happy June 1st everyone! This post is going to be the first in a long line of posts that will be going out every Friday! We're calling it, Free Pattern Friday! What does that mean for you? Every Friday, we'll be posting a wonderful free pattern for you to get inspired by! Patterns will range from knit, crochet, simple and complex. We're trying to keep everyone involved in the fun.

Stephen West with his Boneyard Shawl

This week's pattern is called Boneyard. It's a shawl designed by Stephen West of the one and only Westknits, and is just as simple as it is elegant. The pattern is your standard stockinette stitch shawl, with ridges every 12th row which provides the shawl with a clean and interesting look.

The beautiful thing about this pattern is that it can be made in any weight yarn you can think of, all you need to do is adjust the needle size, and viola! Want to use that lovely skein of Cascade 220 you just bought at Knit Picky? Go for it! Is a skein of Malabrigo Sock calling your name, but you have no idea what to make with it? Here's the perfect project! The shawl's simple look plays perfectly with solid, tonal and verigated yarns!People have even knit the shawl in one color, and used a contrasting color for the ridges! How cool is that?

If you want a nice, airy feel, go up a needle size or two. If you want it to be tight and warm, go with a needle size down! You can't go wrong with this pattern! It's great for not only beginning knitters who want to explore shawl making, but also for the experienced knitter looking for a great, relaxing knit!

If you can't seem to think of any yarn you'd like to use for this, here are some suggestions! These are yarns used by other knitters and each provide a great look.

A Picture of Mike's very own Boneyard. Made from Cascade 220 Heathers

Cascade 220: This yarn is great for almost any project, and it's no different for Boneyard! You can choose between solid, heathers, superwash, sport weight, superwash sport and many more! You can create any look you dream of with this yarn!

Madelinetosh Tosh DK: Working up at a versatile dk to light worsted gauge Tosh DK is perfect for accessory projects like shawls. Each squishy soft skein is hand-dyed in small dye lots and machine washable.

Galler Yarns Peruvian Tweed: This lofty and luxurious 100% alpaca yarn is beautiful to work with. Mike is making a store sample of this shawl in this yarn and should be in the store sometime soon! Keep an eye out!

Berroco Ultra Alpaca: Made with 50% Wool and 50% Alpaca, this yarn is sure to please!

Malabrigo Rios: Another great yarn! This superwash yarn is dyed is rich, vibrant colors with are sure to please!

Malabrigo Sock: This yarn is a bit hit in the shop, and is superwash as well! Don't let the name of the yarn fool you, Malabrigo Sock is great for shawls too! The colors are just as vibrant as the Malabrigo Rios and you won't be disappointed if you choose this for your Boneyard shawl.

A close up of the shawl's boarder

If you'd like to make this your very next project, you can download the pattern for free on Ravlery ( or on Stephen West's website ( And as always, you can always stop by the shop and one of the staff members can print it out for you as you pick out a great yarn!